Post by Scott (Former Account) on Jul 28, 2012 20:43:58 GMT -8
On June 22nd, the company that operates Caledonian MacBrayne in Scotland signed a contract with FSG to build one 116m RoPax ferry. This new build will eventually replace two vessels in their current fleet.
I see a few similarities, but I think most of them are just standard Flensburger ship traits (similar to how Phil Spaulding had his own design bits that allows one to pick out his ships from the rest), and the standard style of modern shipbuilding, which has traits recognizable all across the board among newer vessels. This new ship bears just as many similarities with Marine Atlantic's two new ferries, the Blue Puttees and Highlanders, as she does with the NorEx.
Maybe that's just me though...
Last Edit: Jul 28, 2012 22:48:12 GMT -8 by lmtengs
The forward cabin section is being installed at FSG today. This camera's angle was changed to this angle after soft installation. We may be seeing some sparks in the night (if they do welding outside at those hours) as this section is hard mated (welded) to the ship.
Looks a bit like the MV NORTHERN EXPEDITION. Hope that forward area is a seating lounge and not a restaurant.
Post by Starsteward on Apr 30, 2014 6:49:18 GMT -8
As the 'Loch Seaforth'has just one forward lounge, I would agree that it should be great view seating. However, if the ship had another foreward deck space, I would definitely opt for a nice restaurant. If you've never had the pleasure of full service dining in a forward / side viewing restaurant, you have missed a very unique dining while viewing dining experience. The Loch Seaforth's size and design might well be a consideration for replacing the Northern Adventure.
Relief after liquidity shortages in the shipyard: Norwegian customer buys the shipbuilding company
Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG) gets a new owner: The Norwegian Siem Industries Group takes over the yard with approximately 750 permanent employees. Background of the takeover are for information of our newspaper for weeks smoldering negotiations between owners and contractors of the yard, the participating banks and the Ministry of Economy in Kiel, after the traditional company had fallen into serious liquidity problems through extensive pre-financing of large orders. For the Norwegian group, the shipyard will build two offshore special vessels. FSG is primarily known as a world leader in the construction of roll-on roll-off ships.
The Kiel Economics Minister Reinhard Meyer (SPD) welcomed the pending acquisition as "good news for the region Flensburg as well as for the entire shipbuilding site Schleswig-Holstein".
From the perspective of both FSG Managing Director Peter Sierk and Frank Bywater this is an important and positive step for the shipyard: "We are delighted with the related future perspectives and called the Siem Group once again welcome aboard the FSG - not this time only as a customer but as a new owner, "it said in a statement the FSG last night:" This is a great opportunity for the shipbuilder and its employees ".
Sierk and Bywater see through the acquisition of a further establishment of FSG in the offshore market: "Siem Industries is a successful, globally growing and financially strong family, which Flensburg shipbuilders offers us the opportunity for a continued successful development in the global offshore market." Siem Industries is a global player with a variety of industrial investments. These are focus upon in five business segments: service industry for oil and gas production, cooling and car carriers, potash production, finance and Swedish industries. The group operates 145 ships alone and holds a substantial stake in one of the most successful offshore shipping companies in the world (Siem Offshore) and at the SubSea 7, a service company in the oil-offshore sector. It is these offshore activities have distinguished themselves in recent years by rapid growth.
The acquisition of FSG, which had last heard to the Munich Orlando group, by Siem Industries is subject to certain conditions. A final completion is expected in late October.
An excellent basis for a sustainable development of the FSG offer issued by Siem Offshore in February of this year contract for two well intervention vessels, it said in a statement the yard last night. The international network of the new owner speak for good future prospects, so Sierk and Bywater, the shipyard had retrieved only in May as Managing Director responsible for the technology.